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You deserve a break from Mickey D’s

update:   although I have seen this posted, I do NOT see it on McDonald’s website, NOT on their Facebook page, have only now finally seen it on Twitter…

https://twitter.com/#!/McDonalds/status/165550053082140672

posted by McDonald’s Corporation: “In our effort to spread the word about our new Chicken McBites, a local U.S. radio ad has inadvertently offended some of our customers. The ad was insensitive in its mention of pit bulls. We apologize. We are pulling the ad, and we’ll do a better job next time. It’s never our intent to offend anyone with how we communicate news about McDonald’s.”

they stlll sell crap and call it food…

Mcdonald’s offensive pit bull ad

and Jamie Olivers pink slime goo (what nuggets are made from)…

oh boy, how yummy… what is really in a chicken nugget…

what Cici and I say… is it Smarter to eat pink goo slime or Adopt a Pit Bull dog who will love you forever????  Obviously, the latter.

http://animoto.com/play/CWWEnqFLdN4rjkA6mP5w4g

mcd’s ad 3

Call McDonald’s today …1-800-244-6227

and tell them politely that you are offended by their ad, will boycott until they pull it and that pit bulls are far safer than their pink goo slime…and that you do NOT appreciate them portraying pit bulls as not being safe to pet…

write to McD’s…

http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/contact_us/marketing_advertising/marketing_advertising.html

sign a petition

http://www.change.org/petitions/mcdonalds-remove-ad-that-references-pit-bulls

http://www.seattledogspot.com/2012/02/03/dog-lovers-force-mcdonalds-to-pull-ad-disparaging-pit-bulls/

I wonder how they’ll promote their Chicken McBites now?

Maybe they’ll hire Michael Vick as a spokesman?

Chicken McBites ad BITES Mickey D’s IN THE ARSE...

WE ARE A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH…  thanks to all who called and wrote 

Pit Bulls Against McDonald’s

https://www.facebook.com/PitBullsAgainstMCD?sk=wall

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animals are people, too

Gotta love this list especially #6…

http://www.jdnews.com/articles/disappear-99233-irritations-see.html

6. Sports figures acting badly. Michael Vick shouldn’t be playing football and if that offends you, I’m sorry. We forgive transgressions that would ruin the rest of us because they are famous or talented. Creeps like Vick should just go away, not be awarded with a huge football contract.

Here is my list of things that should be illegal because they make sane people barf, skin crawl and drive animal advocates to rescue time and time again …

1. Michael Vick shouldn’t be playing football. He should not be paid $100 million. This money should be given to pit bull rescues and the dogs he traumatized, some who are still living with the terrifying memories and nightmares of his psychopathy. Read The Lost Dogs by Jim Gorant for more inspiring info about the dogs, the truth about Michael Vick and how they prosecuted him and what he was actually charged with (gambling not bankrolling dog fighting)…  http://badrap-blog.blogspot.com/2010/08/jim-gorant-lost-dogs-our-review.html

2. The morally bankrupt Belfast City Council in Ireland. Return Lennox to his family. Period. End of story.  http://www.northcountrygazette.org/2011/12/31/lennox_next/

3. All absurd and archaic breed bans, breed discrimination and breed specific legislation. No dog should be judged on the basis of how s/he looks or because some people are afraid of dogs and do not want to hold irresponsible owners accountable for their abuse, neglect and cruelty to animals.

4. Homeless pets, homeless people. Kill shelters, what an oxymoron.  Should shelters be allowed to kill animals? An Associated Press poll says that more than seven out of 10 Americans say “No,” unless the animal is suffering. All healthy, normal dogs and cats deserve homes. Adoption centers must replace the so-called humane societies and SPCA’s around the country. Spaying and neutering of animals is mandatory until there are no more homeless pets. Neuter that boy, Spay that girl…   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWiLfGmBDO0&feature=player_embedded

5. Greedy, ethically challenged animal organizations and their sad ads on TV. Wayne Pacelle, the ASPCA and PETA and other so-called animal rights advocates that called for Michael Vick to have a dog (Humane Society of the United States), who advocate putting healthy animals to sleep (PETA) and all those who call real animal advocates terrorists for wanting NO KILL shelters and to STOP killing and torturing innocent animals.

US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been keeping files on animal rights activists who conduct undercover investigations of factory farms, and the agency is now recommending that these activists be prosecuted as “terrorists.”    …   In 2006, Congress passed the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA)   http://occupycorporatism.com/?p=2258

http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=8052

(The City of Austin finished 2011 with a 91% rate of lifesaving for dogs and cats, the largest community in the nation to do so. Williamson County, TX finished the year with a 91% rate as well. They join a host of other communities who have crossed the 90% threshold including Allegany County, MD, Arlington, VA, Berkeley, CA, Duluth, MN, Marquette, MI, Reno, NV, Shelby County, KY, and many, many more…)

6. Puppy mills, hoarders and pet stores who sell sick animals and keep animals in horrendous conditions in exchange for money.

7. Animal abusers including dog serial killers, animal rapists and irresponsible pet owners who chain their dogs and/or leave them outside loose 24/7, abandon their animals, neglect their pets, leave their pets to starve, return their pets to the pound because they are moving, suddenly allergic or the puppy barked, refuse to spay/neuter and/or harshly punish their pets. http://www.dogsagainstromney.com/2012/01/did-mitt-romney-drive-through-car-wash.html

8. Television shows, video games and movies that exploit animals and people, police, detective, talk and reality shows that highlight violence, encourage dog fighting, the lowest common denominator, sexually abuse children (Toddlers and Tiaras) and teenagers and otherwise encourage sociopathic behavior.

9. Dog fighting, cock fighting, horse racing and other forms of “sport” that harms animals.

10. Corporations that Experiment on and are toxic to animals, humans and the earth including pet food companies (especially those that use rendered/dead animals and toxic ingredients and chemicals and call this Healthy, Natural or other misleading terms). Monsanto, the Koch brothers empire and the oil, gas, nuclear and coal industries and the entire deathcare industries including the pharmaceutical industry and allopathic medicine.

 
11. Corporations and fetuses considered people. Animals are lawfully considered sentient beings not property and are endowed with the same rights as human beings.  http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/196469/20110811/mitt-romney-corporations-people-mitt-romney-corporations-citizens-united-legal-personhood.htm

https://celiasue.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/are-dogs-religiousspiritual-beings/

12. All wars for profit (all wars) including the War of Terror and war mongers who destroy countries, animals and people for money. Pray that the Iran war is Over before it officially begins… they are beating the war drums. Getting louder by the day, folks.

http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=4454

Lucky 13. Speaking of rights, ALL civil liberties set forth in the Constitution and Bill of Rights are returned to ALL American citizens. All legislation and bills denying the American people these rights are abolished and the politicians who voted for the Patriot Act, the NDAA and SOPA are recalled and sent to prison along with the Wall Street banksters, the TSA, lobbyists, elite racists and millionaires and billionaires who refuse to pay taxes, and corporate hucksters who ruined the economy and sent American jobs overseas.

http://www.nationofchange.org/he-signed-it-dotted-line-1325859709


New Bill Known As Enemy Expatriation Act Would Allow Government To Strip Citizenship Without Convict

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/01/06/new-bill-known-as-enemy-expatriation-act-would-allow-government-to-strip-citizenship-without-conviction/

Congress is considering H. R. 3166 also known as the Enemy Expatriation Act. This bill would give the US government the power to strip Americans of their citizenship without being convicted of being ‘hostile’ against the United States.

Hint:  When Money is Taken OUT of Politics, many of these problems will be resolved.

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vick’s associates still abusing dogs?

Update: Premier K9

http://www.henryherald.com/news/2011/nov/03/businessman-faces-14000-dog-neglect-fines/

“Justice prevailed,” said Vince Farah, animal control supervisor for Henry County Animal Care and Control. “He can never operate the kennel again. It seems like that kennel has had a dark cloud over it, because there [also] were issues with the previous owners.”

Art Washington was the owner of Premier Canine, Inc., a canine-training and boarding facility, at 651 Ward Road, in Ellenwood. Animal control officials discovered unhealthy conditions at the facility, which has subsequently closed.”

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Despite the news that Vick is the highest paid football player with a newly signed $100 million contract, I’ve decided to not let his seeming success throw me into a tizzy like it has some folks. Because his fake house of cards based on lies cannot last. And once again, it will all fall apart. Because he has shown no remorse, and it was reported in the news that he continues to hang out with the same folks, at a birthday party where someone got shot. He is not supposed to be hanging out with the same people he blames for his killing and abusing dogs. his former partner/animal dealer had one kennel closed down and now has been found to be abusing and neglecting dogs again.  Hello. (read below).  I suggest that people who want to make a difference, tell the world about Premier K9 asap. And make a lot of noise about it. None of the articles say whether Vick had obtained dogs from Washington and/or whether or not Vick and Washington are currently associates. However Vick has knowledge of dog fighters and abusers of dogs that he has not released to authorities that we know of.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/29040601/detail.html

An Indiana bank sued both Washington and Vick for $2 million after they said the pair refused to pay the bank back after getting a loan to buy 130 cars.

Channel 2 contacted the bank’s attorneys to see if that lawsuit was ever settled, and is still awaiting a response.

Premier K-9 touts professional wrestlers, basketball, baseball and football players as satisfied customers on its website.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6895017/nfl-michael-vick-typifies-how-easily-nfl-players-go-bankrupt-espn-magazine

Vick became partners with an animal dealer named Art Washington, first in a car rental business (a $1.4 million investment), then a horse farm on which Vick made a $200K personal guarantee.

Fox 5 in Atlanta reports that Washington is being issued 16 (61 being considered) citations in connection with the conditions at the kennel, and may face additional charges after further inspection of the facility.

State investigators have ordered Premier K9 to stop doing business.  State  agriculture inspectors have already ordered the facility temporarily closed after finding major violations.

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/iteam/i-team-premier-canines-20110829-es

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/iteam/i-team-premier-k9-20110830-es

Henry County animal control offices say they are considering filing 61 counts of inhumane treatment of dogs at the Premier K9 dog training and boarding facility…

Washington’s former kennel cloud nine pet resort was shut down due to animal abuse 12 years ago…

one lone teenage kennel worker was told to feed 61 dogs every other day… and the neglect happened over time not just a couple of days…  dogs at risk of heat stroke…two dead dogs…

Washington told investigators he is selling the business, which raises, sells, trains and imports German shepherds, Rottweilers and Presa Canarios.

Washington has had extensive business ties to Vick, WSBTV reported, including a partnership in a former car rental venture. ESPN Magazine reported the Vick and Washington were also partners in a horse farm at one point.

According to the Premier K9 website, the company has provided dogs to many athletes and celebrities…

Washington’s formal statement…

http://media2.myfoxatlanta.com/image/PremierK9ArtWashingtonOwnerStatement.JPG

Vick’s ex-partner, Art Washington of Premier K9 has just been cited and law enforcement possibly will be pursuing more charges because authorities found dead dogs and dogs living in feces and in deplorable conditions.   Washington was operating without a breeder’s permit.  Vick was a breeder and was involved in numerous businesses with Washington.

http://www.ajc.com/news/henry/ex-vick-partner-cited-1153101.html

http://www.ajc.com/news/henry/animal-control-suspicious-of-1153771.html

http://www.crossingbroad.com/2011/08/michael-vick-isnt-going-to-see-anywhere-near-100-million.html

http://www.cnbc.com/id/44327928

Michael Vick remains on a very strict court appointed budget.  $40 million is guaranteed, and his creditors get $20 million by 2014 or 2015.  Vick, until 2015, gets to take an allowance of $300,000 for himself.

If Vick only earns the guaranteed $40 million:

$40 million – (roughly) $15 million in taxes and $1 million agent fee = $24 million

$24 million – 40% to creditors ($9.6 million) = $14.4 million

UPDATE: Darren Rovell says it’s actually going to be a lot less. There are substantial lawyer and accountant fees that Vick has to pay, among other restrictions. He could receive as little as 11% of what the Eagles pay him.

Two-thirds of every dollar Vick earns goes to creditors and taxes.

• The rest of the money is strictly controlled. Think of it as an allowance.

• Vick can spend $4,250 per month on rent and utilities and $472 per month on a car. His mother, who was on Vick’s payroll during his headier, pre-prison days, can receive $2,500 per month.

Michael Vick, I’ll never cheer for you – Jon Friedman’s Media Web – MarketWatch

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/michael-vick-ill-never-cheer-for-you-2011-08-31  NEVER!!!

It’s a fact that 100% of known serial killers admit torturing & killing animals before moving on to humans. If we excuse the animal abusers, we give our permission for them to take the next step. Punishing them harshly the 1st time they harm an animal can  save lives.

A survey of pet-owning families with substantiated child abuse and neglect found that animals were abused in 88% of homes where child physical abuse was present.

A study of women seeking shelter at a safe house showed that 71% of those having pets affirmed that their partner had threatened, hurt or killed their companion animals, and 32% of mothers reported that their children had hurt or killed their pets.

Premier K9 sells only prong and chain collars and poor puppies like this…they are located in Ellenwood, Georgia (about half an hour from Atlanta, Ga).

Strongly suggest/recommend that getting the word out about this asap…

On this blog, I will NOT allow comments that are violent, involve name calling, suggestions of how to abuse the abusers, and/or other such rage venting which solves nothing and saves NO DOGS. If you have ideas, petitions, constructive comments, feel free to make them, thanks.

well, it is another weekend, Labor day, so am hoping you are going to have a fun time… keep your fur babies safe… and if you’d like to join us, hop aboard the Blog Hop, thanks to Life with Dogs, Two Little Cavaliers, and Confessions from the Plumecatch the code…

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would you like to swing on a star? gee officer krupke

Yay, Leslie Smith, ditto, what she said…

http://dogtime.com/michael-vicks-latest-comments-off-the-cuff-and-unbelievable.html

spots = unchanged

http://weblogs.dailypress.com/news/columnists/herenowblog/2011/08/vick_good_guy_act_finally_over.html

Sad and well said

https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-real-no-way-nike-no-michael-vick/my-take-on-michael-vick/148772235207180

It is nice to see the media, LA Times, finally come out and say something near to what we’ve been saying all along… although there are the usual mistakes about how Vick went to jail for dog fighting (nope) and so on.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/08/michael-vick-nfl-eagles.html

L.A. Unleashed
Los Angeles Times Sports columnist Bill Plaschke on Michael Vick’s latest interview in GQ: “Nice to see that Vick is still trying to rationalize his behavior at the expense of the millions of people in this country who don’t use their depressed economic status as an excuse to fight dogs.”   (ya mean not all poor people kill dogs? not all poor black folks are serial dog killers?   who thinks Vick is a vicktim of his background??? of course, his background made him become the most notorious animal killer of our time and we should feel sorry for him. poor vick he got caught COMMITTING CRIMES AGAINST NATURE.   he is a cold-hearted serial dog killer who wants people to think he’s a vicktim, hah).

please vote on this at their website (I voted for tragic outcome):

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/811263-michael-vick-interview-in-gq-magazine-arrogance-resurfaces-causes-concern when did it ever go away????

please comment on Vick’s GQ magazine interview at the GQ website…

“Since his release from prison in July 2009, Michael Vick has had a team of “at least seven” PR professionals working for him. He says they laid down a plan while he was still locked up, a plan “I try to follow to the letter.” They have him working with the Humane Society, with whom he recently came out against an Android app called Dog Wars. (“It just sends the wrong message,” he said in a press release.) Most recently, he appeared on Capitol Hill to back an anti-dogfighting bill…”

In the interview conducted for GQ.com; Mike Vick discusses the cultural aspects that lended to his dog fighting ways:

“[The media is] writing as if everyone feels that way and has the same opinions they do. But when I go out in public, it’s all positive, so that’s obviously not true … You got the family dog and the white picket fence, and you just think that’s all there is. Some of us had to grow up in poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods, and we just had to adapt to our environment. I know that it’s wrong. But people act like it’s some crazy thing they never heard of. They don’t know.”

(Yeah, it’s not some crazy thing we never heard nor conceived of, that makes us want to puke/vomit/barf… everyone knows that all poor deprived black people kill dogs in sick twisted psychotic ways and fight dogs all the time because of their background, that is what Vick is trying to get everyone to understand, he is just soooo misunderstood in the media, so we should all believe that all poor black kids are serial dog killers, just like him, because their culture makes them that way. So every successful black person who got out of the ghetto and did NOT kill dogs are what rare? you buying this crap, puhlease)

Read More http://www.gq.com/sports/profiles/201109/michael-vick-gq-september-2011-interview#ixzz1VQz0PZ7R

he’s sociologically sick, yeah sure right, he’s got a social disease… no one wants a fella with a social disease

Gee Officer Krupke

 WOULD YOU LIKE TO SWING ON A STAR ? 

Would you like to swing on a star?
Carry moonbeams home in a jar?
And be better off than you are?

Or would you rather be a mule?

A mule is an animal with long funny ears
Kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny but his brain is weak
He’s just plain stupid with a stubborn streak
And by the way, if you hate to go to school
You may grow up to be a mule

Would you like to swing on a star?
Carry moonbeams home in a jar?
And be better off than you are?

Or would you rather be a pig?

A pig is an animal with dirt on his face
His shoes are a terrible disgrace
He has no manners when he eats his food
He’s fat and lazy and extremely rude
But if you don’t care a feather or a fig
You may grow up to be a pig

Would you like to swing on a star?
Carry moonbeams home in a jar?
And be better off than you are?

Or would you rather be Mike Vick?

Vick won’t do anything, but play football and kill dogs
He has no conscience or remorse but here’s the hook
To fool the people is his only thought
And though he’s slippery, he still got caught
And wonders why people still think he’s crazy as a loon
Don’t grow up to be sick Vick
Cause you’d be a felon and get locked up for 99 years since you’re not slippery Vick

All the crazies aren’t in jail
You’d have to come up with a whole lotta bail

So you see it’s all up to you
You can be better than you are
You could be swingin’ on a star

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Hey Michael Vick

Hey Michael Vick,

you want forgiveness and redemption from us, from me, ok here it is HOW you can EARN it.

My terms.

A 5 step plan.  All steps MUST BE TAKEN. This will require real courage and bravery. Not going to be easy like you are used to having it be in life. No faking it. No excuses. No, my background made me do it. No, when I was 8 years old I followed these bad guys and they desensitized me to violence. No, the spectators made me do it, my friends, my culture, my ignorance, my race made me do it. Cut the crap. No pretending you’ve changed so you can make money. No lies. No dog and pony show for attention. No bravado. No fake tears. No b.s.

1.  Go check yourself into some intensive therapy/counseling for 5-10 years (however long it takes) and discover the truth, own the truth, take real responsibility for what you did to those dogs… find the Hitler within, as Mother Theresa said, and then you will be able to go out and do good. Not pretend to do so. When you can discover the evil within, own it by LOOKING AT IT, SEEING IT, FEEL THE PAIN YOU CAUSED, FEEL THE PAIN OF THE DOGS YOU KILLED, FEEL THE TERROR YOU CAUSED. FEEL THE TRAUMA YOU CAUSED. Imagine being so shut down in body and mind that YOU FREEZE, pancake, become immobile, cannot move, cannot eat, cannot function, cannot speak. Imagine being so terrorized by predators that you want to die. Imagine being tortured. Imagine being waterboarded. Imagine being electrocuted. Imagine being ripped apart and torn to shreds.

ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS: WHY do you hate weakness, innocence so much that you have to kill it? Why do you hate dogs? Why do you HATE God’s creatures?  Why did you follow those guys when you were 8? Why are you so out of touch with your own humanity?  The WHOLE BRUTALLY HONEST TRUTH and NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH…

Watch films of dog fighting until you get how EVIL it is, OWN how sick and twisted, disconnected, NUMB, OUT OF TOUCH WITH YOUR OWN HUMANITY, THAT YOU ARE INSIDE that you enjoyed this and laughed at the HURT/PAIN/TERROR/TRAUMA YOU CAUSED. Discover and Own your inhumanity and cruelty, your brutality, your blood thirst.

And when you cannot stand it anymore, keep on until it makes YOU ILL, until it GETS YOU SICK to YOUR STOMACH and MAKES YOU WANT TO BARF/PUKE.

Then when you actually FEEL it, ask for help from God to Heal your shame. Heal the roots of your abuse. Heal the pain and terror and bully inside you. Heal the abuse. ONLY then can you develop a conscience and real remorse, then you can discover redemption/forgiveness.  No easy shortcuts. No blaming anyone else. No whining. No cop outs. No lies. No excuses. This will require real courage and bravery. No self pity (self medication) allowed. No numbing or zoning out. No drugs.

2. Name names, give up the top dog fighters, their contact info, to the police and STOP dog fighting period end of story. This will require real courage and bravery.

3. Use all of that money you are getting from endorsement deals and give most of it away to pit bull rescues and no kill shelters, including the one being built in Newark, New Jersey in honor of Patrick, a starved pit bull that was thrown in the trash.  If you can, due to the terms of your agreement, give money to Badrap and Best Friends, who cleaned up YOUR mess.

4. DO NOT EVER get another pet dog, NEVER EVER.  You lost your right to do so FOREVER.

5. BE an example. Actions speak louder than words. Especially to kids.  Meet with Badrap and Best Friends. Look those people in the EYES, look those dogs in the EYES (photos of the dogs), and THANK THEM for taking care of the dogs that you terrorized. Thank them for their dedication and the HOURS SPENT training, loving, caring for those dogs in all the ways that YOU  DID NOT. Then get down on your hands and knees and APOLOGIZE and BEG FOR FORGIVENESS.  This will take REAL COURAGE.

Become a real man.

When/if you do ALL OF THIS you will have earned our forgiveness.  Until then cut the crap.

For this baby.

Please “Dog God” stop these humans from fighting us. I have lost my mother, father and two brothers to this blood sport. Please save all of the other dogs from these evil people. And one more thing…Dog spelled backwards is God! Amen

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animal heaven on earth

Imagine a world where all fur babies especially pit bulls, chi’s and other animals languishing and/or being euthanized at high rates in shelters in the USA nowadays are instead in happy loving homes. No more need for shelters. No more killing healthy pets because they are unwanted. Five million or four are put down every year in the USA (this may have been reduced to four million thanks to spay/neutering).  Numerous groups are working to make this a reality.

Although it seems that the human race really needs to change its violent ways. No more wars, for starters. No more racism, bigotry and discrimination. No more abuse of any kind. Here is some very sick humor, based on the last week’s events.  imagine if you will a match made in heaven. Michael Vick and Casey Anthony living on Sociopathia Lane. Just picture the two of them…a little cottage…a white picket fence…a baby chained up in the backyard. A swimming pool for when they really want to get crazy…

As juror #3 in the Casey Anthony case said, “Not guilty does not mean innocent.” Perhaps we have a very long ways to go but some folks feel we are making progress. And some folks are helping to get us there.

Imagine there’s no country, no religion, too, no need for greed or hunger… nothing to kill or die for… a brotherhood of man… John Lennon… how about a peaceful world of humans and animals.

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Take care of the Red, White and Blue furbabies…

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the dog washing of Michael Vick

Must Read: 

 

when you get over casey anthony I’ll get over vick, hah !!!

https://www.facebook.com/notes/jamie-fitzgerald/when-you-get-over-casey-ill-get-over-mikey/10150332476870359 

 

 

as i sat and listened to patriotic songs on the 4th of july, my heart bled very sad for America…my America… cried and cried… and

what I got is that Michael Vick and Nike are the perfect symbols/ representatives of everything that is wrong with the USA… greed, bottomline idolation, no conscience, violence, no remorse, macho hoopla, hollow, fake religious fervor… perhaps Nike’s soul-less corporate bots are the perfect vehicle for selling Vick’s fake redemption story?

yes, that foul smelling odor coming your way, clouding the very air you breathe that you are holding your nose against is the dog washing of Michael Vick.

we all know how much dogs hate taking baths. well, dog/animal lovers hate getting the same old questions, as if we are the ones who are guilty, yes I am guilty of the crime of pointing out the truth about Michael Vick and his crimes against nature…. so so so very tired tired tired of the sorry excuses, name calling, distractions and  other garbage.  I thought I had it all covered when I wrote Six Wrongs Don’t Make Vick right (I’d say 600 wrongs now)… but apparently there is still more to say on this subject.

Here’s how to deal with the fleas (block, delete, ban, arm yourself with the facts, be polite and show them we got class)…

there really is no defense for the indefensible… so when 200 million pet owners and millions of parents are armed with the facts, what else can Vick’s peeps say?

in the Orwellian world in which we live, where polluters of the most toxic substances routinely greenwash, try to sell consumers on how eco friendly it is to destroy your health, our planet…

Vick’s PR  handlers and Nike bring you the dogwashing of Michael Vick… the washing off the stench of the blood stains with a squeaky clean redemption story… where he talks about lying but still does not confess his lies, lying about lying… the real lies. the meaningful lies. oh yes, he does say that he lied about what he did, professed his innocence when he knew he was guilty. when all of the evidence against him pointed to what he did, he still said no, I’m not guilty. believe him, he is a self-professed liar.

the responses of Vick’s fans have often been puzzling, infuriating and/or tiresome to many animal lovers. Give them the facts and routinely you are called a racist, while they rant about white bitches, told he has paid his dues, made mistakes, we must not judge him/cast stones since we are not without sin, must give him a second chance and we must forgive…on and on and on it goes…  as if we are the ones who committed the crimes he did…instead of we are the ones pointing out the crimes he did that many still do not know about and some refuse to want to hear, denial ain’t just a river in Egypt…

here’s what sticks in our craws:

1. racists calling me a racist is ironic and absurd

yes, I actually voted for Obama, get over it, and defend him even though am not all together happy with all he’s done and not done. There are plenty of deserving black athletes who could / should have gotten the Sportsman of the Year award not Vick. I do not follow sports, esp. not football, all I know about is beach volleyball, go Kerry Walsh and Misty May Treanor !

But race is so NOT NOT NOT the issue. And no, I am not jealous of his success/blood money as it were, either. And I don’t target Vick because he’s famous. Just read my blog posts. Nor do I hate successful black people. I do however despise people getting away with murder just because they’re rich and famous. And tonight when they are miserable lying mothers (Casey Anthony) who many people believe killed her own sweet baby and got a not guilty verdict. Our justice system is so broken.  no, I do NOT condone child abusers, women beaters, or any other criminal or hold a double standard.

2. paid his dues, did his time

when people say ” he did his time!”

Michael Vick “did his time” for Federal Racketeering, he served his prison sentence for Federal Racketeering – ONLY.

The crimes, the heinous acts and crimes of Animal Cruelty – Michael Vick plead “Not Guilty”.

In a brokered Plea Agreement, the charges of Animal Cruelty were dismissed. Thus, unpunished were these crimes, by this man, against humanity.

The known, proven, admitted crimes of murder, rape, and torture of innocent defenseless beings was thrown out – dismissed – in the Plea Agreement.

The crimes in which, Michael Vick, systematically, prepared, planned, participated and executed, repeatedly, against these animals, was left unpunished in the legal justice system.

This is a known public record of fact.

3. he made mistakes… don’t you ever make mistakes? obviously you’re perfect and never make mistakes*

Define mistakes. Of course I make mistakes all the time, every day I make mistakes. However, it has never occurred to me to kill, torture and maim dogs for fun and pleasure and profit.  How many people do you know who have made these kinds of mistakes? And do you want them as neighbors? friends? role models for your children? And do you know that serial killers have long histories of killing animals before killing human beings? Just because Vick has not (yet that we know of) abused or harmed another human, does not mean he should just slide. Why give Vick preferential treatment just because he is rich, famous and can play football? Joe average would still be in jail for a 100 years for Vick’s heinous crimes.

What Vick calls “mistakes” were actually felonies which could have sent him to prison for much longer than the 18 months he spent incarcerated. The fact is, he spent years torturing and killing defenseless animals.

http://www.examiner.com/crime-in-norfolk/convicted-felon-michael-vick-given-award-by-bet-subway

4. must not judge since we are not without sin

so we should just let cannibals do their thing, child abusers molest children, criminals steal our country and it is just fine to allow murderers get away with murder?

5. you don’t believe in second chances?

how many second chances did he give the dogs he murdered for not performing in the ring? NONE.

Love what this guy says:

http://bullmarketfrogs.com/blog/2009/10/hit-vick-feed-a-homeless-pet/

so so so very tired, tired of the ‘Does he deserve a second chance?’ kind of thing,” said Bill Smith, founder and CEO of the shelter, which is near Valley Forge. “Maybe it’s about time that the millions of pit bulls euthanized every year got their second chance.”

“… They’re great dogs,” he said, adding they’ve gotten a terrible stigma “because of people like Michael Vick.”

6.  what about all the good he is doing talking to kids?

He has done nothing other than PR for his image. Nothing more than what he was court ordered to do. And oh yeah, dog fighting has gone up due to him Why? Kids think it is cool to be like him. And hey, he got away with a light sentence, slap on the wrist (I know he thinks it was a rough sentence, pshaaaawww, waa waa waa… close the front door …

 http://whyy.org/cms/news/featured/2010/04/12/raid-shows-the-horror-of-dogfighting/35810

7.  Vick was just a victim of his background, neighborhood, culture, and cultural values.

Uh uh. According to Michael Vick’s father:

more indepth than the other article below, http://www.washingtonpost.com/​wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08​/23/AR2007082302385.html

Michael Vick’s estranged father, in an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, says he urged his son years ago to quit dogfighting, and dismissed the idea that Vick’s friends were the main instigators of the dogfighting operation.

“I wish people would stop sugarcoating it,” Michael Boddie told the newspaper. “This is Mike’s thing. And he knows it.”

Boddie, 45, who has not talked directly to his son in the last 26½ months, said his son “likes (dogfighting) and he has the capital to have a set up like that.”

Boddie also said in 2001 his son staged dogfights in the garage of the family’s home in Newport News, Va., and kept fighting dogs in the family’s backyard, according to the newspaper.

Boddie told the newspaper he’s speaking out because he’s been hurt by what he says are inaccurate reports that Vick grew up without his father present. “I’ve been drug through the mud,” he said.

He also told the newspaper that federal investigators have not contacted him about dogfighting accusations against his son.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/falcons/2007-08-23-vick-thursday_N.htm


8.  we must forgive him, don’t you believe in forgiveness? (said with holier than thou attitude)…

 and he is redeemed (well, there you have it church, say amen, glory Hallelujah, praise Jesus)

these last two go together. of course, I believe in forgiveness and redemption. But without any admittance of the truth of sins/crimes, there is no remorse. without remorse, no conscience, how can there be anything resembling real redemption/forgiveness???  His PR/handlers are trying to sell this dogwashed story to the public and  gullible fans are eating it up like dogs eat poop. even the reviewers said that his failed 2010 reality show had too much talk of redemption and not enough talk about his crimes. So for people with brains in their heads, the whole/holey angle rings hollow especially since every time Vick opens up his mouth he refutes the redemption story. You can lead a sociopath to pretend he’s sincere but you cannot make him have remorse when he has no conscience. You cannot make him truly redeemable and forgivable.

He says has no regrets except he’s sorry he got caught and he wishes he had gotten a shorter jail sentence…

http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=382318&title=michael-vick-s-regrets

and he tells kids that he probably should have known better, just maybe he should have known better, inserts his foot into mouth once again, sheeesh… http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2011/07/eagles-michael-vick-speaks-at-youth-football-camp-in-baltimore/1

http://www.american-reporter.com/4,236/465.html

his new book
http://www.michaelvickstory.com/
read the previews, http://www.michaelvickstory.com/preview.html

why parents should boycott Nike:

http://blogs.babble.com/strollerderby/2011/07/01/nike-signs-michael-vick-and-sends-absolute-worst-message-to-children/

Intentionally maiming and then killing dogs is not a mistake. It is a calculated and callous crime. Vick not only funded a dog fighting operation, he also engaged first hand in the cruelty for six years. He personally violated dogs using electrical wire and then threw them into a pool so they were electrocuted. He also executed approximately 8 dogs that did not perform well in ‘testing’ sessions” and killed using various methods, including hanging, drowning, and slamming at least one dog’s body to the ground.
Is executing animals for profit for six years in a row a mistake?

http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/1480/entry/42293/

Now some fans are laughing at us, saying we don’t amount to a hill of beans, we don’t buy Nike products, blah blah blah… meanwhile, grandmothers and mothers and dads buy their kids Nikes… and 200 million pet owners, some have kids, too… never underestimate the power of Truth, Justice, it’s the American Way !

Send Nike your comments and shoes back.

On July 17, there is an event happening to give Nike back their products at stores all over the USA (see the boycott page). Comments to Nike can be sent to the contacts listed on the boycott page.

Call Nike: 800-344-6453. Choose option 5, then option 9. Let them know how you feel.   World Headquarters Nike World Headquarters One Bowerman Drive Beaverton, OR 97005 503-671-6453 – (7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday

Nike USA Inc.
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Email to Nike is media.relations@nike.com

Join the boycotts:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-Nike-for-Signing-Michael-Vick/233317890026111


Here is one letter sent that you could use as an example or copy/paste.

http://chrisdurant2000.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/nike-just-do-it-terminate-agreement-with-vick/

Dog Bless America !

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